Conroe pushed back to July 27?

— 1:36 AM on June 28, 2006

HKEPC reports that Intel has altered its schedule for the Core 2 Duo launch and now plans to introduce the processors on July 27, four days later than suggested by previous roadmaps. HKEPC doesn't say whether Intel's rumored barrage of price cuts has also been pushed back, but the introduction of new Pentium D 945 and 915 chips is reportedly still on-schedule for July 23.

After the July launches, HKEPC says the next chips on deck for Intel's desktop lineup are a Core 2 Duo E4200 and a Celeron D 360. Due to show up some time next quarter, the E4200 will reportedly be a trimmed-down cousin of the Core 2 Duo E6xxx series. It will apparently feature a slower 800 MHz front-side bus, and will be clocked at 1.6 GHz with 2 MB of cache. There's no word on price, but something under the low-end Core 2 Duo E6300's rumored $183 price tag would make sense.

As for the Celeron D 360, it's due to launch on September 1 with a 3.46 GHz clock speed, 512 KB of cache, and a 533 MHz FSB. HKEPC says the chip will be the last of Intel's Netburst-based Celerons, too—a new single-core "Conroe-L" will appear in Intel's budget lineup come the second quarter of next year, if a previous report by DailyTech is to be believed.

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